Innovation and best practice

About the Innovation and best practice Program


Innovation, Ingenuity and Initiative: The Adoption and Application of New Ideas in Australian Local Government

Published: September 2012

This paper discusses different approaches to innovation for local government, using case studies to explore issues and ideas raised.

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Connecting with Communities: How Local Government is Using Social Media to Engage with Citizens

Published: August 2012

This report provides practitioners detail about social media policy and decision-making within local government.

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Using Social Media in Local Government: 2011 Survey Report

Published: June 2012

The survey explores the benefits, risks and barriers to councils in using social media, and identifies those areas where social media might best serve the sector.

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Innovation in Local Government: Defining the Challenge, Making the Change

Published: May 2012

A Better Practice Guide about innovation and change in Australian local government and how such concepts might be practically considered within the sector.

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News & Events

14 January 2014
ACELG has launched a new section on its website designed to provide Australian local government practitioners opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and network building. The 'ACELG Community' provides users of the ACELG website with a platform to share information and best practice, and to... read more »
09 December 2013
ACELG with consortium partner the University of Canberra has published a new resource called 'Public Participation in an Era of Governance: Lessons From Europe for Australian Local Government'. Written by Professor Mark Evans (with Richard Reid), the report aims to provide an academically... read more »


Melissa Gibbs
Assistant Director, ACELG
Phone Number: 02 9514 4890